- Oprah Winfrey
For information on upcoming Board, Committee and Commission meetings as well as other government-related meetings and events, please follow the link above to the Village Government Calendar.

Village Board Upcoming Meetings

The next Village Board Meeting will be Monday, August 17 at 7:30 p.m.  There will also be a special meeting with the Village Board on Monday, August 31 at 6 p.m. to discuss the Village of Shorewood's Long Range Financial Plan.  Feel free to check out the Village of Shorewood calendar for updates on the Village Board schedule.

Congratulations to Village Inspectors

In a recent newsletter, the International Code Council (ICC) stated that in the next 15 years 80% of code officials/ inspectors will be retiring. In this crucial time when the next generation of inspectors are being developed, the Village is very fortunate to have inspectors who are dedicated to the profession.


Last week Building Inspector Justin Burris and Code Compliance Inspector Tim Koepp successfully completed testing giving each of them additional inspection credentials. Inspector Burris added Commercial Plumbing Inspector to his credentials that already include Commercial Building, UDC Construction, UDC Plumbing, UDC Electrical and UDC HVAC. Inspector Koepp is now a UDC Construction Inspector which will allow him to conduct building inspections for one and two family residences, in addition to his code enforcement inspections. 


The Village of Shorewood congratulates Justin and Tim on achieving these credentials and illustrating their commitment to making a difference in this community!

The Final Shorewood Summer Concert Series Event planned for August 5

The final Shorewood Summer Concert series concert occurs Wednesday, August 5 at 6 p.m. at the beautiful Hubbard Park.  De la Buena will perform.  The Summer Concert series is free to the public thanks to the generous sponsorship of the Shorewood Men's Club and the support of the Village of Shorewood and Mary Wright of Shorewest Realtors.


Hubbard Park is accessible by the Oak Leaf Trail or on Morris Blvd., 3565 N. Morris Blvd.  Residents are encouraged to purchase food or beverage from the Hubbard Park Lodge.  Residents may also bring a picnic to enjoy the concert.   

Surfrider Foundation - Milwaukee Kicks Off 30 Days to Celebrate
As summer kicks into full gear, local surfers have organized a series of events aimed at heightening awareness and protection of our region's greatest resource: Lake Michigan. Surfrider Foundation - Milwaukee (milwaukee.surfrider.org), a coalition of surf- centric environmentalists, is building on the success of Surf @Water, an event they've hosted for the past two years at Atwater Beach in Shorewood. 
The event has attracted hundreds of people to the beach for a day of fun in the water and a surf film fest after sunset. Due to increased interest, the group felt a need to expand.
The Surfrider Foundation's upcoming event, The Lakefront Brewery Surf Celebration, will be held on Friday, August 7 at Draft and Vessel in Shorewood from 6-10 p.m. The event will feature craft beers from Lakefront Brewery, a gathering of local surfers, and raffle items. 
30 Days to Celebrate will culminate with Surf @Water on Saturday, August 22 at Atwater Beach in Shorewood. This day-long event will begin at sunrise with a paddle session into Lake Michigan and end with a surf film festival on the beach at sunset. The event will also feature a beach blessing, a stand up paddleboard competition, and a skateboard slide jam on the bluff. 
Contact Information: 
Eric Gietzen - Chairman - 414.828.1559 
Kenneth Cole - Vice Chairman - 323.646.0573 
Shorewood National Night Out on August 13

The Shorewood National Night Out is scheduled for Thursday, August 13 from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Village Center, 3920 N. Murray Ave.  National Night Out is an anti-crime and drug prevention event that provides an opportunity for public safety agencies to interact with the public.


Events for the night include:  At 5 p.m., the Jaws of Life demonstration presented by North Shore Fire Department.  At 6 p.m., a K9 demonstration presented by House of Corrections K9 Unit.  At 6:30 p.m., a self defense demonstration presented by DefenseWORKS.  Finally, at 7 p.m., door prize drawings will occur.  Door prizes have been donated from Masterlock and the Green Bay Packers.  Participants must be present in order to be eligible to win prizes.   


Burgermeister Food Truck and Fresh Farm Bowls will be at the event to provide food and beverages.  Participants who finish the scavenger hunt will also be eligible to receive a prize.


For additional information, please visit the Village Calendar on the  Village's website and click on the event.  

Minecraft Competition at the Shorewood Library

The Shorewood Library will be hosting a Minecraft Competition

for teens/tweens entering 4th grade and up on Thursday, August 6 from 2-4 p.m.  


Participants will use Minecraft creative mode - and their skills and imaginations! - to design and build structures. Structures will then be judged by staff and volunteers and prizes will be awarded to the top choices. 

Kids are welcome to bring their own device to play on, or they can register to use one of the library's computers by calling the library at 414.847.2670. 


All participants must have their own Minecraft accounts. More specific rules will be explained on the day of the competition. 

Monarchs at the Shorewood Library

Each summer, Children's Librarian Heide Piehler collects several monarch caterpillars and places them in a safe indoor habitat with their favorite food, milkweed, for a curiosity-generating, science-in-action display. 


Monarchs love the gardens and natural flora abundant in Shorewood.  They even thrive indoors as long as they're kept safe and fed well. 


The first monarch was released - with help from some eager participants - on Tuesday, July 28 and currently there are five more at different stages in their development.


Stop by and learn about metamorphosis and monarchs! See more photos on our website, and follow us on Facebook or Twitter to keep up with the ongoing metamorphoses.

Shorewood Water Coaster Project is ready to Launch on August 14

Stop by for a beverage at one of four local bars and restaurants starting August 14 and receive a Shorewood Waters Coaster.  The coaster contains fun water facts and tips along with a list of great Shorewood summer events. You can then enter the "Show Us Your Shorewood" social media contest by posting scenic and artistic pictures of Shorewood and/or pictures of the coasters and you at the local establishments and then "Like" the page. You'll then be entered in a weekly drawing for gift certificates and more.


The Shorewood Waters Coaster Project will launch on Lake Michigan Day as one of a dozen events statewide to encourage us to be grateful for and increase awareness of our Great Lake. There's nothing better than summer in Shorewood with beautiful beaches, a Great Lake, an awesome river to canoe, kayak and hike and many destinations for food, drink and shopping.


The Shorewood Waters Coaster Project is part of the village's Shorewood Waters Project which began in 2011 and offers outdoor activities and events to residents and visitors that connect them to local waterways. "Shorewood is bordered by two amazing water resources, the Milwaukee River and Lake Michigan," says Leeann Butschlick, Director of Public Works for the Village of Shorewood. "The Shorewood Waters Project partners with local groups and businesses to educate the public on these important resources and offer ideas on how residents can be part of the solution to improving water quality."


For more details on the Project and upcoming events, visit the Shorewood Waters Project webpage and Facebook.


Wild & Scenic Film Festival takes place August 7

SYRCL's 5th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival - A Wild Life - will take place on Friday, August 7 from 5-10 p.m., hosted by the River Revitalization Foundation.  The event is located 2134 N. Riverboat Rd., Milwaukee, at Wheelhouse Park.  


The festival begins at 5 p.m. and the film program begins at dusk.  Festival activities include a climbing wall, hiking and paddling.  An outdoor inflatable screen will be set up in the park showing two hours of short environmental films, including the feature "Myanmar Bridges to Change."  The River Revitalization Foundation encourages participants to walk, bike or paddle down to the event. Feel free to bring lawn chairs or blankets for seating.  Food will be available from SushiGO! food truck.


Tickets to the event are free.  Contact the River Revitalization Foundation at 414.271.8000 or at http://www.milwaukeerrf.org.

Celebrating Village Staff Anniversaries

The Village of Shorewood is extremely fortunate to have such a dedicated group of employees serving this great community.  We would like to take a moment and recognize the employees that have upcoming anniversaries with the Village for the month of August.  Thank you for your service and commitment to the Village of Shorewood!


PositionDepartmentYears of Service
Heide Piehler
David Best
CraftsmanPublic Works17
Deanna Otto
Police Officer
Karl Simandl
Matthew GramsPolice OfficerPolice4
Matthew Steim
Public Works
Rachel Raskin
Jackson LeverenzShelverLibrary2
Thomas LiebenthalLieutenantPolice1
Joseph SantiagoCommunity Service OfficerPolice1
Hayley Johnson
Alexander Knitter


Shorewood Farmers Market Continues to be a Big Hit!

The Shorewood Farmers Market continues to be an overwhelmingly big hit for the community! Over 20 vendors are selling produce and artisanal food products weekly, rain or shine.  


You can get weekly recipes using market products and sample one from a professional meal planner, nutritionist or chef at 11:30 a.m. at the Market booth. For more information, "like" the Shorewood Farmers Market Facebook page.

New to Shorewood or Moving Out?

If you have recently moved to Shorewood or are planning on moving out, your input is very important!  We continue to look for ways to improve our community and we welcome your thoughts.  Please take a few minutes to complete a brief one-page survey.  Let us know where you're moving from or moving to, things you like about  Shorewood or things that you feel need to improve.  Your honesty is appreciated and your anonymity is guaranteed.  Thank you for sharing.


Sustainable Shorewood Tip of the Week        

Rain gardens promote water conservation by contributing to the supply of groundwater available rather than reducing the water withdrawn. Rain gardens are planted with native plants adapted to the site that promote water infiltration and attract birds and butterflies. Rain gardens can allow 30 percent more water to soak into the ground and help make up for the loss of infiltration area due to houses, roads and other buildings. Rain gardens require some planning, but are worth the effort for the water conservation and other benefits. 

  - Wisconsin Natural Resources

Health Department Highlights        

Did You Know?

Atwater, Klode, and Doctor's Park beaches all have their water tested for E. coli at least twice a week.  The North Shore Health Department along with help from Shorewood's DPW complete the tests and update the public. Based on the results, the beaches are determined to be either Open, Caution, or Closed. Signs are then posted at each beach and updated on the Wisconsin Beach Health website.


Green- Beach is open and levels are below 235 CFU(colony-forming units)/100mL.

Yellow- Beach is at "Caution" and levels are between 235FU/100mL and 999CFU/100mL. Swimmers should take caution not to drink the water and rinse off after swimming.

Red- Beach is closed and levels exceed 1000CFU/100mL. 


As of July 30, all beaches were open with green signs.


Health Tip

Playing at the beach, at a water park, by a lake, or in a pool can be a real treat on a hot day.  Swimming is a lot of fun, but drowning is a real danger. Drowning is the second most common cause of death from injuries among kids under the age of 14.  From the start, teach children to never go near or in water without an adult present, even in your own backyard. For more information on safe swimming, please refer to www.safekids.org/poolsafety and take the Pool Safely Pledge.


During the summer months, many people take food on the road with them.  Whether it is a day trip to the beach, a few days on the boat, or a week in an RV or at a campground, make sure that the food you pack remains safe to eat.  For example, pack perishable foods directly from the refrigerator or freezer into the cooler.  Meat and poultry should be frozen.  A full cooler will maintain cold temperatures longer than a partially filled cooler.  Store the cooler in the shade and cover it with a light-colored blanket or tarp to reflect heat.  For other ways to handle food safely while on the road, please visit USDA website.




Upcoming Clinics:

  • No clinics are scheduled for the week of August 3.
To make an appointment contact the North Shore Health Department, call 414.371.2980 or visit our website.
Upcoming Community Events

Movie Under the Stars - "Paddington"

Friday, July 31, 2015 from 8:30-10 p.m.

Lake Bluff School Field 


Shorewood Concert Series

Performance by De La Buena

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 6-9 p.m.

Hubbard Park


Minecraft Competition

Thursday, August 6, 2015 from 2-4 p.m.

Shorewood Library


Wild & Scenic Film Festival

Friday, August 7, 2015 from 5-10 p.m.

2134 N. Riverboat Road - Wheelhouse Park


Surfrider Foundation - The Lakefront Brewery Surf Celebration

Friday, August 7, 2015 from 6-10 p.m.

Draft and Vessel (in Shorewood)


National Night Out

Thursday, August 13 from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

Village Center


Surfrider Foundation - Surf @Water

Saturday, August 22, 2015 (All day event)

Atwater Beach

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